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Johnson, Sir William

Francis Jennings

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0100458
Johnson, Sir William

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Johnson, Sir William (1715–11 July 1774), merchant, land speculator, and royal official among the Iroquois Indians, was born in County Meath, Ireland, the son of Christopher Johnson and Anne Warren, members of the gentry. William’s mother provided the family connections that started her son on the way to fortune. Her brother, Vice Admiral ...

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Subjects: Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction ; Banking ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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